Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival

A fantastic festival of books and words, tales, talks, ideas and thoughts

November 2013

Now in its 22nd year, the Richmond Literature Festival is a calendar highlight for the borough and beyond.

Taking place throughout the whole of November this years’ main programme featured an exciting and varied line up of authors, commentators and leading figures from the world of journalism, television, food, history and politics.

Highlights from this years’ main programme included Charles Moore, author of the authorized Margaret Thatcher biography speaking at Richmond Theatre; Sir Max Hastings; novelist and journalist Daisy Waugh and the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum sharing his expertise at Marble Hill House.

There was also events on cocktails and beer, food and gardening, panel discussions, workshops, poetry and spoken word.

The exciting programme for children and young people included an event with acclaimed author and illustrator of the Alfie series, Shirley Hughes and her daughter Clara Vulliamy; a workshop for families on Contemporary Art, and Damian Dibben, author of the popular series The History Keepers, speaking at Strawberry Hill House.

Many of this years’ festival events were set among prestigious heritage locations including Marble Hill House, Strawberry Hill House as well as the borough’s libraries and other interesting spaces.

More information

If you have recently attended a Literature Festival and would like to submit your feedback, please download our short Literature Festival questionnaire(pdf, 136KB). Your feedback is important to us.

For further information on this year’s festival and more literary news please visit the Literature Festival website.

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The Arts Service at Orleans House Gallery


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Updated: 21 March 2014